North Okanagan-Shuswap Member of Parliament Mel Arnold was named deputy critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in the opposition shadow cabinet.
“I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest Official Opposition this country has ever seen,” said Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative Party.
“I am proud to lead this team of talented and respected individuals from across Canada. Together, we will ask the Government the tough questions and hold them to account.”
The Conservatives named Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Hope, as the critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in the opposition’s shadow cabinet.
Arnold will assist Strahl with the portfolio.
“I was happy to receive the call from Ms. Ambrose asking if I would serve in the shadow cabinet for the official Opposition as deputy critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,” Arnold said following the announcement.
“I look forward to my new role and being an effective member of such a dynamic team.”